last time i wrote about the organized trip to hebron. later i received an email that informed me that the army stopped it & didn't let the peace people enter into the palestinian authority in the city. actually - that suits very well with what i know - israelis are not allowed in places that are in palestinian auhtority. what i'm surprised a bit of is that a peace organization,with a lot of experience, decided to issue this trip anyway.
this leads me back to a wonder - is it worth to… Continue
The Times They Are a'Changin'- FREE Vanunu Mordechai! Now! Began on Face book on November 15, 2008 by an Italian with a vision for a Global V Day with his message to VMJC: Vanunu Mordechai John Crossman:
"For the little I can, [I will] try to move the conscience of the largest number of people possible, to try and break the chain of hatred that choke you and all the people of the area. Keep struggling. One day soon you will come to Rome to wipe away the ghosts of… Continue
I invite you again to our Peace Café next Friday, January 2nd, bringing together Palestinians, Israelis and internationals for discussion and dialogue. We will meet from 9:30 - 14:30 at the Talitha Kumi school in Beit Jalla (a ten minute drive from Jerusalem), like our previous Peace Café, and hope you can join us.
Our interaction and community building makes our meeting in person so special. After our welcoming in Beit Jalla, we will sit… Continue
Added by Eyal Raviv on December 21, 2008 at 5:09pm —
I am seeing a common trend here in the blogs. I see the word 'education' everywhere. I find it interesting that for such a group stuck on 'education' we still call a murderer a 'suicide bomber'! I think that maybe we have it all wrong, you know our words. Maybe we use our words too freely here? As far as the middle east is concerned, I believe we need the human spirit to prevail, that measure of goodness that we all have inside of ourselves. Education is a good thing but, it's not a 'fits all'… Continue
Added by Emilio Lucero on December 18, 2008 at 1:00am —
Let me wish you a thoughtful and reflective Christmas even as we continue to witness numerous challenges in our world today.
Christmas season is here and once again there are many distractions in our world that we hardly take notice of the significance of the birth of Christ. Looking at how much so many women still give birth under very poor conditions, the image of Mary with her child in a stable resonates in solidarity with the poor that hardly see their… Continue
I received an e-mail from the list serve, "Act Left," which talked about how the Israeli environmental group, "Bustan," will be showing a tour of the Negev of the unrecognized Bedoin Communities. If you are interested, please read more (below). Unfortunatly, I can't go, since I live on the other side of the Atlantic! :( But maybe someday! :)
BUSTAN Negev Unplugged Tour
30 December 2008
9AM to 5 PM
Meet: Beersheva… Continue
I just got a an e-mail about this really cool Israeli human rights group called "Gisha." I thought that anyone living in Israel or Palestine (or anyone else who is interested in working in this field) on this webstie might be interested!
Here is the organization's website:
And below is more info about the job:
Gisha seeks a Development Associate to work closely with the
Director of International Relations and… Continue
A family arrived and said that they had papers
to prove that his house was theirs,
-No, no, said the man, my people have always lived here.
My father, grandfather ...and look in the garden,
my great grandfather planted that.
-No, no, said the family, look at the documents.
There was a stack of them.
-Where do I start? said the man.
-No need to read the beginning they said,
Turn to the… Continue
should i go to Hebron?
friday there is a sympathy visit of left wing organizations in hebron. sympathy with the arabs i assume...
i know that hebron is a place where much violence accur, & i'm afraid that this kind of activity is exactly a potential for a crash. it is almost as if the peace people are looking for a fight.
it is interesting for me to see hebron. i would like to see it from within the arab side, & i would like to see it from within the jewish side. being… Continue